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Sonny Rollins: Plus Four

Read "Plus Four" reviewed by John Barron

Originally released in 1956 on Prestige, Plus Four has been reissued by Concord Records, which recently acquired the Prestige catalogue. On this session a twenty-something Sonny Rollins uses the other musicians in the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet (of which he was a member) as his sidemen. When you consider the personnel, the tunes, and the impending tragic deaths of Clifford Brown and Richie Powell (both were involved in a fatal car crash just months after this recording was made), the ...

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Richie Powell in 1954

Richie Powell in 1954

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

Pianist Bud Powell not only helped invent bebop in the mid-1940s with Dexter Gordon, J.J. Johnson and Charlie Parker but he also established a new, spidery playing style that was widely imitated on both coasts right up until Bill Evans' cooler introspection in the late 1950s. In the first 10 years of his small-group career, from 1946 to 1956, Powell overshadowed his younger brother, Richie Powell, who was seven years his junior. Pianist Richie Powell is best known as the ...


Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Plus Four

Concord Music Group


Plus 4

Prestige Records



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